Past Nautical Themes
Past Nautical Themes
they generously donate the Begonia Blossoms!
Beautiful Flower Carpet!

The Capitola Begonia Festival is held every Labor Day Weekend in Capitola, California. It features FUN activities that all the Family can enjoy, from a Sand Sculpture contest, a Fishing Derby, Row Boat races, and a Nautical Parade of begonia-laden floats traveling down Soquel Creek. Join in on Children's Art events, compete in the Horseshoes tournament, or decorate yourself with begonias! Watch as float builders rush to put the finishing touches on their parade entries. Or, really get involved and put together a team of family and friends to build your own float. You can watch a movie on the beach, or dance to the sounds of the band. All events are FREE to the public!

Begun in 1952, the Capitola Begonia Festival is in its 62nd year. It is put on by a committee of 100% volunteers who are dedicated to continuing this longstanding tradition, and it is sponsored with donations from the local business community and fundraising activities.

Don't miss out on this weekend of fun!

2014 is Just Beginning!

2014 Fundraiser Event  Sunday August 3rd

Help support the Capitola Begonia Festival by joining us for "Broadway at the 'Brook". Watch for ticket sales announcement - this event sells out fast!


2013 Event Results

Click here to see the winners in the Horseshoes competition, the Sand Sculpture contest, the Fishing Derby, the Rowboat races, and of course, the Nautical Parade.

New Photos Posted

Go to our flickr account to see pictures taken at this and prior year's events. Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/98560224@N02/sets or click on the Photo Album in the left menu.


Sponsor Thank You! A big Thank You to all our sponsors, contributors, and volunteers. We could not do this without you! Click here to see a list of our sponsors.
Want to Sponsor in 2014? Find out more by clicking on Sponsor opportunities in the left menu